Queen of the Arena

Tina Turner Live in Amsterdam - September 1996 - Mark Allan/Alpha

Tina Turner Live in Amsterdam – September 1996 – Mark Allan/Alpha

By Ben – I am pretty sure that almost 20 years after her three legendaries concerts at (at the time brand new) Amsterdam Arena, Tina Turner’s voice still resonates inside the stadium. Not a single time have i passed in front of this giant monument without thinking of these concerts. I guess i can talk in Sjef’s name to say it’s probably the same for him. 1996. Wildest Dreams Tour. 3 nights, 160,000 cheering fans from across the world attending the rendez- vous given by the 57 years old Lioness. Massive promotion, massive production, massive crowd, and you can always count on the Dutch to pays Tina her dues.

I’ve probably watched and listened, dissected and studied this concert more than it is allowed until a few weeks ago, fellow Tina fan Jamie told us about an unseen tv version. He found out about it while “Missing You” was blasting on British cable tv. Of course, i couldn’t help investigating and finding out more about that mysterious version. After watching again the Original TV broadcast, followed by a LaserDisc version and finally the DVD, i could certainly noticed a few differences between them but couldn’t imagine there might be even more. But it did happen! After weeks of research i finally got my hand on the new version Jamie mentioned. And what a surprise:

New camera angles, a clearer definition to satisfy your die hard fan appetite but mostly a new audio mix giving Tina’s voice more presence, more power and strength than it ever did on the previous supports. I strongly advice you, if you can, to watch and listen to the following videos with headphones! So for a starter (and after a paramount work of time on the video quality) and for all your delight here’s the “new” version of Missing You and as bonus since it’s turning 20 years old this year, the gold and honey trap, Goldeneye! Enjoy!

This post will be updated often in the future with new HD uploads from Tina Turner live in Amsterdam 1996. We’ll keep you in touch on our Facebook, Twitter and Youtube channels! 

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Private Dancer “30th Anniversary” Track list

Tina Turner - Private Dancer 30th Anniversary Edition (Warner Japan 2015)

Tina Turner’s classic album Private Dancer was a huge global success on its release in June 1984 and became Tina Turner’s breakthrough solo album, thanks in part to an 18-month single release schedule that saw no fewer than seven songs from the ten-track album released in various territories, including ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’, ‘Better Be Good To Me’, ‘Private Dancer’ and a cover of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’.
To celebrate this 30 year milestone we are releasing an extra special Anniversary Edition. This edition compiles the remastered album and a second disc which features Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) (with B.E.F.), recorded with Martin Ware from Heaven 17, and which lead to him producing the lead single from Private Dancer ‘Let’s Stay Together’. It also features 12” mixes and b-sides as well as three non-album singles, including the duet with Bryan Adams ‘It’s Only Love’.

Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary Edition” it here! 

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One to one with Tina Turner

Tina Turner is not the person for interviews. She has publicly stated that she doesn’t enjoy doing promotion for her albums and tours, and tries to avoid in-depth interviews as much as possible. However, when the chemistry with the interviewer is there, it can lead to an interesting conversation.
Back in 1996, Tina was interviewed by Jules Carling on VH1’s ‘One to One’ program. Besides discussing her, then new, album Wildest Dreams, she also answers some more intimate questions on her personal life and spirituality. Overall, a very interesting and candid interview! Continue reading for part two!

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“The last woman in Wembley”

Follow Tina Turner & her team behind the scenes of the Twenty Four Seven Tour back in 2000. Not very rare for the die hard fans but this is the first upload of this documentary in HD and it is a bit different than the documentary issued on the first release of the “One Last Time” dvd. Enjoy!

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The boy from New York City

Ike & Tina Turner Live at Olympia Paris 1971

By Ben – In the early nineties, one of my first cd i got after discovering Tina was “Ike & Tina Turner Live at the Olympia 71″. And i felt really lucky to have it while my collection was only flourishing… Most fan will tell you that they remember the exact time they heard certain songs, albums, the feeling of the moment and all the emotions that it gives…

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Love Songs – UK Promotion

Tina Turner - Love Songs - CD 2014

It’s Valentine’s day, the occasion to find out more about the marketing strategy behind last year new “best-of” release “Love Songs”…
Digital era or not – the promotion for Tina Turner´s “Love Songs” compilation is bound to the brick-and-mortar artist management which we already know. Hence, we can enjoy an individually designed promo CD in paper-sleeve and a press release with the interesting info that “Private Dancer” was released in … 1983!

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Private Dancer “30th Anniversary” Edition

Tina Turner - Private Dancer 30th Anniversary Edition (Warner Japan 2015)Pre-Order “Private Dancer” 30th Anniversary Edition here! 

Better late than never!? Who would have thought that, Tina Turner’s milestone album Private Dancer might finally receive the credits it deserves… from Japan.

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Better Be Good To Tina

Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Live 1990

“Better Be Good to Me” song written by Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn and Holly Knight, from Tina Turner’s solo album, Private Dancer. The song had originally been released in 1981 by Spider, a band from New York City with co-writer Holly Knight as a member. The Turner version was successful in the United States on the Hot 100 and the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the US R&B/Hip-hop chart. At the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985, this song won Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, one of four Grammys won by Turner in that ceremony.

A special post today with 3 rare video uploads from Tina’s iconic performances of this song during the Foreign Affair Tour in 1990! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel if you haven’t already! Thanks!

“Better Be Good To Me” Live in Woburn Abbey – July 1990

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She Rattled Me Down To My Shoes

Tina Turner - Undercover Agent For The Blues

“If I was this guy, you could all kiss my ass!”
That’s how David Letterman introduced Tony Joe White when he performed on his show in duet with the Foo Fighters. Indeed, White might be one of the coolest rockers out there, sunglasses, hat and snake-skin boots, he took the blues from the swamps of Louisiana and combined it with modern rock. The king of swamp-rock also contributed some of the coolest songs in Tina’s song catalogue, including… Undercover Agent For The Blues.

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4 Years of Blogging

Tina Turner Live 2009

Today, the Tina Turner Blog celebrates its 4 birthday! Since January 2011, we received 3,5 million visitors, gained more than 210,000 Likes on Facebook, 20,000 Subscribers on our Youtube Channel and 2,500 Twitter Followers. We are thrilled to see that Tina keeps on attracting so many people from around the world and we hope to continue as longs as we can. And to celebrate this special event, here is a new video upload dedicated to you all… Proud Mary, live in Arnhem back in 1983.
If you enjoy our work on the blog, please leave us a message, we’ll appreciate it!
All the best, big wheel keep on blogging!
Ben & Sjef

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